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It ‘Certainly Raises Concerns’ – Dyer Responds To Video Of Officer Punching Teenager

The Fresno Police Department is on the defensive after a bodycam video showing an officer punching a teenager was leaked to the public. The video shows an event in late January in which officers are arresting a group of people at an apartment complex near downtown Fresno. After being patted down, a young man appears to calmly turn around to find a place to sit. Within seconds, however, an officer grabs the man by the arm, pushes him against a wall, and repeatedly punches him. Minutes later, the man is handcuffed and on the ground. Droplets of blood appear on his face and on the white tile next to him. The video provoked strong reactions from social media users as well as Fresno City Councilmember Miguel Arias. In a statement released Wednesday, Arias said he was “disgusted and disappointed at how this situation has been handled,” and that it “clearly shows why the City needs to review its ‘use of force’ training, practice and policies.” Now, the young man, 17-year-old London Wallace,
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